Class 2CL Foxes
Welcome to 2CL (Foxes)
Mrs Clarke's Class
As a school, we are entering the 500 Words competition run by the BBC. The children have planned and written their stories independently in class. For the stories to be entered, the children need to have their stories typed as handwritten copies are not accepted. If you would like your child to be entered, please can you type up their story and send it into firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 7th November 2023. We will accept your email back as consent to submit them to the competition.
The Year 2 team.
Around the World
In the Autumn Term, our topic is 'Around the World'. We will be learning lots about the world around us, including the names of oceans and continents and discovering lots about different explorers and their missions.
In English lessons, we will be looking at different features we can find in poems and focusing on performing poetry effectively. We will also be writing our own set of 'disgusting' instructions, character descriptions and Christmas themed letters.
In maths lessons, we will be recapping our number and place value knowledge, addition and subtraction. We will work on our fluency and tackle challenges using our reasoning and problem solving skills.
In science, we will be learning about living things and their habitats. This will hopefully include a trip to Hyde Hall so please keep an eye out for a letter in the next few weeks.
Our first 'Big Read' will be Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure.
Indoor PE will be on a Thursday and outdoor PE is on a Friday- please come into school in your PE kit. Long hair must be tied back and no jewellery is to be worn.
Forest School is on a Wednesday.
School bags only need to be school (just big enough for a book and reading record. Pencil cases are not needed, however, should your child want to bring one it needs to be small enough to fit in their tray.
A healthy snack of fruit or vegetable will be provided each day. If you want to send your child in with their own fruit or vegetable snack this is also ok. Please also ensure your child has a named water bottle. These can be refilled when necessary throughout the school day.
Please read as often as possible with your child nd make a note of this in their reading record. Maths and Spelling homework will be set on a Friday and due in the next Friday. This will be set on EdShed. Additionally, they can practice their times tables on TTRockstars. All login details can be found at the back of their reading records.
You can contact the Year 2 team on email@example.com
Meet the Teacher
Autumn Term Topic Web
Times Table Rockstars
GARAGE – times tables set by the teacher
JAMMING – choose your own times tables to practise. You are able to select multiplication, division or a mixture of both. You can also choose the number of questions to answer.
STUDIO – general practise to improve your ‘Rock Status’. It will also give you your average speed.
SOUNDCHECK – this activity will give the children 6 seconds to answer a random set of 25 questions. This is the speed they will need once they get to Year 4 so they may not be ready for this speed just yet.
🌸 Spring Term 🌸
Your topic this term is...
🔥 The Great Fire of London 🔥
This term we will be learning about The Great Fire of London and the Stuart times in our history lessons. We will hopefully be taking part in a virtual ‘History off the Page' day during the first half term.
In English we will be focusing on Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox. 🦊 for some of this term. We will be describing the characters, writing letters from the character’s perspective and then writing our own warning stories. In Science our topic is ‘Everyday Materials’ and we will be comparing properties and investigating suitability. In Maths we will be working on multiplication and division, as well as working hard on our reasoning skills.
Spring Term Topic Web
Our history and geography topic is:
- exploring a country from a different continent -
We will be exploring the story 'The Magic Paintbrush' by Julia Donaldson. We will be writing character descriptions and stories based on this text. After that, we will look at information texts and base our work on non-fiction books about rainforests.
We will be covering fractions this half term. We will also be looking at reasoning and arithmetic problems.
We will be learning about plants this term. We will be dissecting plants, growing different plants and exploring the different things that plants need to grow healthily.
Useful websites for Home Learning
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - we use this in school to support our phonics teaching. You can log in for free at the moment with these details: UN - march20 PW - home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ - this is the website for the reading scheme we use at school. You can access stories about Biff, Chip and Kipper as e-books.
https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/ - we use this at school to enhance learning in lots of different areas. Log ins for this site are in Reading Record books.
https://ttrockstars.com/ - log ins for this times table game website are in Reading Record books.
https://play.numbots.com/ - you can use your ttrockstars logins for this site too.
https://app.wand.education/login - this site supports spelling - log ins are in Reading Record books.
www.twinkl.co.uk/offer - this site has lots of resources across all subjects. You can join for free at the moment with the code UKTWINKLHELPS
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw - this website has lots of different dances for children to do whilst learning about different subjects.
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-1-2.html - activities to do based on books/videos accessed via the website.
https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html - videos to inspire writing. Lots of suggested activities.
https://whiterosemaths.com/ - for maths activities, mostly based on problem solving and reasoning to get you thinking!
https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/ - lots of free resources to support home learning.
https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv - daily PE lessons with Joe Wicks.
http://www.pobble365.com/ - pictures to inspire writing or discussion.
https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/ - more pictures to inspire writing or discussion.